48 days in Maceio, Caruaru & Recife Itinerary

48 days in Maceio, Caruaru & Recife Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil visit planner

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Maceio
— 12 nights
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Caruaru
— 10 nights
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Recife
— 25 nights
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Maceio

— 12 nights

Paradise of Waters

Dazzling waters, long stretches of white sand beach, and the splendid colors of nearby mineral cliffs typify Maceio, the laid-back capital of Alagoas state.
Change things up with these side-trips from Maceio: Barra de Sao Miguel (Meio Beach, Bonita Beach, &more), Frances Beach (in Praia do Frances) and Paripueira (Paripueira Beach, Piscinas Naturais Paripueira - Alagoas, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Gunga and stroll through Jatiuca Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Maceio road trip planning tool.

Sao Paulo to Maceio is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You'll set off for Caruaru on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Maceio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Caruaru

— 10 nights

Little Princess of Agreste

Developing from what was once a single cattle ranch, the city of Caruaru has grown to become the most populous city in the interior of the state of Pernambuco.
Venture out of the city with trips to Museu Memorial de Gravata (in Gravata), Cha Grande (Mosteiro da Escuta do Senhor & Sanhacu) and Lajedo do Marinho (in Boqueirao). There's lots more to do: have fun at Clube de Tiro do Agreste, examine the collection at Caruaru Clay Museum Ze Caboclo Space, admire the sheer force of Cachoeira Veu Da Noiva, and take an in-depth tour of J.Borges Memorial.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Caruaru route builder website.

You can drive from Maceio to Caruaru in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Maceio to Caruaru due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Recife.

Things to do in Caruaru

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Recife

— 25 nights

Brazilian Venice

Once the capital of Dutch Brazil, Recife has a history spanning back to 1537, when it was little more than a handful of fishing houses on the beach.
Venture out of the city with trips to Porto de Galinhas (Atelie Gilberto Carcara, Receptivo Up, &more), Cabo de Santo Agostinho (Enseada dos Corais Beach, Praia de Calhetas, &more) and Shrine of Nossa Senhora dos Prazeres (in Jaboatao dos Guararapes). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Ricardo Brennand Institute, pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Dourada, kick back and relax at Praia dos Carneiros, and make a trip to Praca do Marco Zero.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Recife trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Caruaru to Recife in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Recife

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips